Just north of Colorado College is a 10 block area known as the Old North End. Overseen by the Old North End Neighborhood Corporation(ONEN) and protected under the Historical District Design Guidelines for the area, this highly desirable neighborhood that runs alongside Monument Valley Park is predominantly an eclectic mix of Craftsman bungalows and turn of the century Victorians.
During the Cripple Creek gold rush of the late 1800's, Colorado Springs became a hub for miners. The vast riches of the new millionaires afforded the luxury of large expansive homes with ornate wood work, intricate lead glass windows, and fancy wrought iron railings and gates. (ONEN) The homes have been beautifully upgraded over the years for modern convenience yet retain most of the original architectural detail that has appealed to buyers over the last century.
The city of Colorado Springs even has a Tree Walk Map taking you through the neighborhood to enjoy the various species of trees brought in by previous owners. Open houses held by local Realtors are a favorite event during the summer giving the owners a chance to display their creativity in design while allowing the public to view these spectacular historical homes.
In the last 6 months:
Sales 7 with 2 homes going under contract in less than 3 days
Average price per square foot: $140
30 homes currently on market
Average median price $410,000
For more information on the Historical Homes of Colorado Springs visit: www.desirableColoradoSpringshomes.com